Explain or mention, what about the earth being a circle and the expansion of the universe that has been discovered after the writing of the bible? take a look at these verses Job 9:8, Psalm 104:2, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:16 versus http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_expansion.html
It is evident the bible speaks in parables and riddles to make us think, but if you do research for both sides of the coin, I feel it's apparent to what the bible has said man is now saying.
We know the bible has riddles and parables
All taken from NIV - if you had a different translation in mind please let me know.
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
This is what God the LORD says-- the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,
It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.
My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together.
that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Zechariah 12:16:I am unable to find this verse
If you are able to determine any of these passages to allude to the fact that the fabric of space is expanding and continuing to expand...well, color me impressed. Use of the word 'stretch' in the above passages is far too poetic to boil down to anything but - well, poetry. It just reads so much
like a literary construct. Replace 'stretching' with any other literary construct to imply god's dominion over reality and I'd bet I'd be able to associate that with some modern theory as well. If, rather than using 'tent construction' analogies for creation, the biblical authors used 'painting on a canvas', I'd be able to relate that to quantum chromodynamics (colors and what not). If the biblical authors had used 'building construction' from dirt-to-stones-to-structure, I'd be able to relate that to the tendency of gravity to coalesce matter into definable forms.
So, no, I do not attribute the above to coincidence, as I do not the the above alluding to anything relating to the expansion of space. If you want to use this as evidence of the predictive powers of the bible, well, be my guest. It just seems like extraordinarily